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Council Seeks Bids For Resurfacing, Street Repair

Archbold Village Council will seek bids for resurfacing asphalt streets in the North Pointe subdivision, and repair of some concrete streets.

Council approved the action at the Monday night, Aug. 2 meeting.

The resurfacing will include all of North Pointe Drive, and Quail Run from North Pointe Drive to Quail Hollow.

St. Anne Street will be resurfaced from Olds Lane to Primrose Lane.

The project calls for 1 1/4 inches of asphalt to be milled off the road before new asphalt is applied.

Estimated cost of the project is $120,000.

Council also approved repairs of concrete streets. West Street will be repaired south of West Barre Rd,, and West Holland Street will be repaired at Monterey Court and Christine Dr. Estimated cost for the project is $110,000.

Councilmen approved an extension of property and liability insurance with The Ohio Plan, an insurance pool, through the V.S. Beck Agency.

Council recently approved the last year of a three-year contract with the agency. The company offered to extend the agreement for an additional year at the 2010- 11 rate. Village officials said they would agree to the offer if the extension was for the 2009-10 rate; the company accepted.

Council reviewed a letter sent to Bob Latta, U.S. congressman (R-Bowling Green), concerning a bill before Congress.

Dennis Howell, Archbold Village administrator, said the bill, HR 413, would require state and local governments to unionize their police forces.

Howell said such a move “is not effective for a village of our size.”

Vaughn Bentz, councilman, asked about the felling of ash trees in the village.

Ash trees throughout the area are victims of the emerald ash borer.

Bentz asked about some trees being felled before they died.

Howell said village workers are taking down the trees now, so the work can be paid through a state grant, rather than later at village expense.

Kevin Morton, councilman, asked about homes in the village with unkempt yards. Howell said properties with grass over 12 inches tall are being cited into court.

The number of lawns going unkempt are partly because of a larger number of vacant homes.

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